Sequins and Sea Breezes: East vs West Coast: Summer Swim

East vs West Coast: Summer Swim

6/26/2014

 
 
This month when Paige and I were coming up with our ideas for East vs West coast and she threw out the idea of bikinis and swim cover ups I immediately agreed since it is summer and both of us live in states known for bikinis, sunshine and beaches but inside I was absolutely freaking out. I've repeatedly said "You'll never catch me in a bikini on my blog" and yet here I am. At first I planned on doing the entire post in various bathing suit cover ups I own then I just decided to say screw it and do the bikini shots. With a milestone birthday right around the corner (and by corner I mean literally this weekend!) I might as well take a few risks, right? So here we go... 

Actually, let's start with Paige's look ;)

{You can find Paige's outfit details here}
 
If I would have known Paige wasn't going to do any actual bikini shots I probably wouldn't have included any either but since I didn't get her pictures until 1 am EST this morning and I got up at 5:45 am to write this I figured I'd just go with what I have! Editing pictures before coffee is never a good idea. Plus you gotta step out of your comfort zone at some point, right?


Alright, so NOW it's my turn. I was lazy (and sick) so I didn't drive out to the beach like I had originally planned and instead headed down to the pool at 9 am in the morning to ensure no one else would be there, I might add. It was actually pretty peaceful down there at that time and not blazing hot yet! For this look I decided to mix and match two bikinis. I really thought the fringe with the tie dye made a fun match so I figured why not? I threw on this adorable cut out linen coverup over my bathing suit. Even though the sleeves are long on it the material is super breathable so it doesn't feel overly hot. I'll definitely be sporting this coverup in Key West next week! 
 
coverup: solitaire swim {found at marshall's, similar here}  / bikini top: l*space / bikini bottoms: sofia by vix {exact here, similar here} / sandals: target / necklace: dogeared whispers cross / sunglasses: tory burch / nail polish: essie chubby cheeks {nails} and essie penny talk {toes}

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36 comments

  1. I love the detailing on the coverup on the sides and girl - you could be a victoria secret model!

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  2. Love both of the cover ups!! So cute!! And love your bikini, so cute!! I'm all about fringe!

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  3. Love both of your looks and you look fabulous!

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  4. cute suit! ugh your bod. i die :) you know this though :) xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  5. is it friday yet? y'all are making me want pool time!!

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  6. All I can say is DAMNNNNNNNN girl! You are looking all kinds of fierce in that bathing suit! I have a black fringe top and it seriously is my go to every time I reach for my suit. I can't wait for this weekend I really want some pool time. Amazing! That is all ;-)

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  7. Love both of those looks! And you are looking fabbbb! Love the cover-up you chose! xo

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  8. girl you rocked this post. you look great! and i love fringe on bathing suit tops. i have a few and always wear them!

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  9. I love both of these swim looks! Coverups are always a must for me :) I love the fringe bathing suit - mixing and matching is my favorite!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  10. Gorg!! Love that cover up and that fringe top!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  11. Girl you should step out of your comfort zone more often! You totally rocked that fringe bikini! You look fabulous and I am loving that cover up!

    xo,
    Brittney Marie
    http://www.prettylittlepursuits.com

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  12. i love the bikini top! and girl, pssshhhhh shut your pretty face. if any one should post bikini shots all day erry day its you ;)

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  13. You both look great! Girl, your bikini body is Ah-mazing! Love that suit :)

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  14. Whew smokin' hot girl!! Love these posts!

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  15. You look amazing!!! Love the fringe top - I've been meaning to pick one of those up. And mix and matching swim suits is my favorite thing! I usually only buy a couple bottoms that fit well and then a million tops!

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  16. I love your coverup and your bikini is gorgeous! Wish I had the guts, but after two kids.. me and bikinis don't mix well! Now I feel like I need to go to the beach! Happy Early Birthday too!
    -Beth
    www.heelshandbagsandhormones.blogspot.com

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  17. It's so interesting to see the differences! I love the fringe on your bikini top, and the cover up is beautiful!

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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  18. Loving the cover-ups!!

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  19. Your bikini is AMAZING! Seriously - I need to track one down now :)

    xo,
    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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  20. Love love that cover up, and holy smokin!!! You are so tiny! SO jealous!
    XO
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  21. You look gorgeous! Dang. I need to be doing whatever workout routine you are doing!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  22. Mixing and matching bathing suit pieces is always a good idea! Love the white fringe detail and the Jack Rogers on our West Coast friend ;)

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  23. Holy Cow--if I looked that good in a bikini--that all I would ever wear on the blog ha :) Smokin hott lady!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  24. What a couple of super babes! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  25. Hot mama!! That fringe looks so good on you!

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  26. You both look gorgeous! Love the fringe top!

    I also love the idea of east coast vs. west coast! So cool!

    xo
    Alexis
    http://thosethreads.com

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  27. Love your cover up! And you should have no worries about being in a bikini on the blog...your gorgeous!!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  28. I love your cover up & bikini! You look fabulous!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

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  29. Such a cute bikini and you totally rocked. You look amazing and so glad you went for it!!

    xx 365hangers

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  30. You look FAB girl!! Swimsuits are your thang! :) Love that coverup too.
    xo Erin
    http://www.winkandatwirl.com/

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  31. Love the pics! looking amazing :)

    www.stylebyavery.com

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  32. I love both looks! And I love your mismatched swim suit! You look great in a bikini so I'm not sure why you were so hesitant to share! Haha! :)

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  33. Beautiful!! love that swimsuit, you go girl! Thanks for your comment on my blog! <3
    http://teekaylookbook.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Thida

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  34. Both of these cover ups are super cute! And I love mixing and matching bathing suits! Btw, you should definitely feel confident in the bikini shots. You look stunning!

    http://urbanebloom.wordpress.com/

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